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Assistant Conductor

Patricio Gutiérrez

Described by the Chilean Newspaper El Centro as “a bright young talent,” Chilean cellist and conductor Patricio Gutiérrez has performed in Canada, United States, Peru, Argentina, and Chile. A dedicated cello instructor, Gutiérrez has taught in several youth orchestras in Maule and Bio-bio regions in Chile from 2009 to 2015, as well as in the DFW area beginning in 2018. Patricio is also an active arranger, composing pieces for cello duets, trios, quartets, and string ensembles. Born into a non-musical family in SanTago, Chile, Gutiérrez began studying classical guitar at the age of eight and switched to cello at the age of ten. Patricio graduated from Universidad de Talca in 2012 under the guidance of Alejandro Tagle. In 2013 Patricio was the recipient of the Universia Scholarship of Santander Bank in Chile, which allowed him to spend one semester as an exchange student at the University of Connecticut, taking cello lessons with the cellist of the Penderecki Quartet, Katie Schlaikjer. In 2018, Patricio graduated from The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory in Toronto where he finished his Artist Diploma, working with both cello teachers Desmond Hoebig and Andrés Díaz. In 2020, Patricio graduated with a masters degree in cello performance under the guidance of Andrés Díaz at SMU. In 2022, Patricio earned his masters degree in orchestral conducting under the guidance of Dr. Paul Phillips at SMU. Currently, Patricio is pursuing his Doctoral studies at the University of North Texas under David Itkin.

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